Could this be true or is this proud papa just bragging.

  1. My husband tells me that one of his co-workers has a daughter who just graduated from nursing school with ADN. The father claims she is starting at a large city hospital on a cardiac unit at $32 an hour. I am kinda suspicious that someone might be fibbing a wee bit.
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  3. by   Berta
    Where is she working? Can I get in???
  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    In my neck of the woods, new grads AND experienced nurses usually start around $18.hr.
  5. by   2ndCareerRN
    Well, you said large city, and a specialized unit. I suppose it is possible, for a per-diem position. But, I would question those wages with benefits.

    bob
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Yes, I don't really think a new grad could be getting that wage during a preceptorship or new grad orientation. Maybe in an area where the cost of living is really high, and after the nurse is no longer orienting, but on her own AND working per diem!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Depends on where you live. There are actually some facilities in California that are paying that for new grads.
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from suzanne4
    Depends on where you live. There are actually some facilities in California that are paying that for new grads.

    Yes, but does a modest, three bedroom, ranchstyle house go for $250,000. or thereabouts in those areas?
  9. by   Tweety
    Our per diem (no benefits, etc.) nurses can start out $30.00. So $32 is possible.
  10. by   leslie :-D
    yes that is possible. some of the hospitals in boston start in the $30's/hr.
  11. by   Berta
    Quote from earle58
    yes that is possible. some of the hospitals in boston start in the $30's/hr.
    Which one??? :uhoh21: I'm just South of Boston (20 minutes)and haven't seen that price. If they are offering that, it might be worth the horrendous traffic. Local hospitals are offering around $21 for new grads.
    I'd love to get $30 when I graduate.
    Berta
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Berta
    Which one??? :uhoh21: I'm just South of Boston (20 minutes)and haven't seen that price. If they are offering that, it might be worth the horrendous traffic. Local hospitals are offering around $21 for new grads.
    I'd love to get $30 when I graduate.
    Berta
    the brigham's for one. they just had a huge job fair too.
  13. by   sharann
    There is a reason any hosp in the USA would pay a new grad that starting wage. WHAT the reason is, she will have to find out...There's no such thing as buy one get one free, you always pay dearly for the fisrt one.
  14. by   PennyLane
    Quote from Berta
    Which one??? :uhoh21: I'm just South of Boston (20 minutes)and haven't seen that price. If they are offering that, it might be worth the horrendous traffic. Local hospitals are offering around $21 for new grads.
    I'd love to get $30 when I graduate.
    Berta
    I used to live in Brighton and I know how expensive Boston is. New grads at the hospital where I work start at $21 and that's considered low for Baltimore. I can't imagine affording to live in Boston and getting only $21/hour. Of course the farther you are from the city, the cheaper it is to live.

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